Saturday, March 04, 2017

Abp. Paglia's VERY... Odd... Taste in Murals

You can see photos of the mural, including close-ups, at this link.

I use the term "odd" because the other term that comes to mind is pejorative, but you'll think of it, too--almost immediately.

The archbishop now at the helm of the Pontifical Academy for Life paid a homosexual artist to paint a blasphemous homoerotic mural in his cathedral church in 2007. The mural includes an image of the archbishop himself.

The archbishop, Vincenzo Paglia, was also recently appointed by Pope Francis as president of the Pontifical Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family.

The massive mural still covers the opposite side of the facade of the cathedral church of the Diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia. It depicts Jesus carrying nets to heaven filled with naked and semi-nude homosexuals, transsexuals, prostitutes, and drug dealers, jumbled together in erotic interactions....

Aside from the act of commissioning the piece, the Abp. was a little busybody about it.

...Bishop Paglia, along with one Fr. Fabio Leonardis, oversaw every detail of Cinalli’s work, according to Cinalli, who approvingly notes that Paglia never asked him if he believed in the Christian doctrine of salvation. ....“There was no detail that was done freely, at random,” added Cinalli. “Everything was analyzed. Everything was discussed. They never allowed me to work on my own.”...

Odd, eh?

1 comment:

Terry Nelson said...

As a painter - I like the piece - but it is pretty gay to say the least, and the fact the two priests guided the artist at every step is very weird and had to be very annoying to work under such conditions. What a bizarre fresco for a church.